The School of Global Public Health offers its undergraduates a wealth of resources to enhance their academic experience outside the classroom. 


GPH Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Summer programs and passion projects are instrumental ways through which GPH students have taken their learning outside of the classroom, but they can also be expensive. The GPH Office of Undergraduate Programs has created the following funding opportunities to support GPH students as they enrich and expand their academic experience while also supplementing their professional journeys. 

Undergraduate Public Health Diversity Traineeship Award

The GPH Office of Undergraduate Programs is pleased to offer a competitive, need-based, traineeship award to encourage diverse, GPH undergraduate students to participate in and/or study public health issues through an established summer program. Students must be accepted into a summer program of their choice (within or outside of NYU). This award can be used towards transportation, lodging, program fees, and other relevant expenses. 

Undergraduate GPH Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Microgrant Program

The GPH Office of the Undergraduate Programs is pleased to announce the Undergraduate GPH Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Microgrant Program. The goal of the program is to support undergraduate, student-led projects and initiatives that have a public health and DEIJ focus within the following categories: 

  • Activism and Advocacy
  • Community Service
  • Inclusion through Arts
  • Research
    • Suitable for students interested in conducting an independent study exploring public health and DEIJ issues on campus. However, it is important to note that some research projects may require IRB approval.

Award Recipients

Past award recipients represent a variety backgrounds, interests, and co-majors in GPH. Learn more about them below.


​Esofi Nunyi | GPH/Sociology

Esofi Nunyi is a senior at CAS studying Global Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Chemistry on the premed track. Her current public-health related research interests include equitable access to care and health outcomes. Additionally, Esofi is interested in maternal and child health. Esofi is an aspiring physician, advocate, and public health scientist. In her free time, Esofi enjoys trying new foods, exploring, reading, and going for walks. 

Michaela Greenlee | GPH/Sociology

Michaela Greenlee is a junior at NYU majoring in Global Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She aspires to attend graduate school for a MPH and eventually a PhD in Social & Behavioral Public Health. Her research interests include studying how to mitigate the burden of unfavorable social determinants and health disparities, such as improving mental health access and combating food insecurity among low-income and racial/ethnic minority groups. Michaela hopes that her research experiences will help ultimately prepare her to pursue a career as a public health professor. 

Shanelle Bhajan | GPH/Biology

Shanelle is a senior at NYU majoring in Global Public Health and Biology on the pre-med track. Shanelle is currently performing research on Cannabis Usage and Hypertension Endpoint with Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. In the future, Shanelle plans to become a physician and still indulge in her passion for public health by working with underserved communities to improve health disparities that particularly impact minorities/communities of color. Outside of her academic interests, you can find her at the gym or trying a new restaurant! 

Global Scholarships

The Office of Global Programs offers multiple funding opportunities to help make a semester or year studying at an NYU global location more affordable. 

Global Pathways Scholarship

Students who are approved to study away by the Office of Global Programs and have a FAFSA or CSS Profile on file are automatically reviewed for the Global Pathways Scholarship. This need-based award grants eligible students up to $4000 per semester to cover the costs of studying abroad.

Global Programs Administered Awards

A select number of students who study abroad for a semester at one of NYU's global locations may receive awards and scholarships of up to $3000. Awards are determined based on the student's academic record, program selection, and need as reported by the Office of Financial Aid. Preference is given to students who submit by the regular deadline. 

Plan Ahead with Global Programs

Throughout the semester NYU Global Programs will offer in-person workshops for financial planning and scholarship essay writing. An online module detailing funding opportunities will also be provided. For more information, email

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers funding for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs. The program provides awards of up to $8000 for undergraduate students who are US citizens already receiving a Federal Pell Grant as part of their tuition package. For more information, contact your NYU Gilman rep at

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship offers study away scholarships of up to $5000 to US undergraduate students who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid and are child dependents of active duty service members of the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, or Coast Guard. For more details, please email

Public Health Programs and Opportunities

Complied lists of external undergraduate and post-baccalaureate public health programs can be viewed below. 


External Public Health Opportunities

Public Health Summer Programs

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